It’s Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "lean manufacturing" ” Taiichi Ohno Chibagin Asset Management Customize how and where continuous improvement is applied Edgar McVoy Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts It's Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement Jon Katzenbach Kaizen Lowell Mellen Schaffer Consulting Shigeo Shingo Eiji Toyoda Simply Effective The GE Work-Out and The Boundaryless Organization Toyota Production System (TPS) Training Within Industry (TWI) programs in 1951

The Lean Startup: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Eric Ries Crown Business (2011) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” ” Peter Drucker I selected this observation by Drucker (1963) because it continues to suggest caution when deciding [.].

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Book Review – Against All Odds: : The Story of the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Family That Created It

Deming Institute

Once upon a time, well before his name entered lean folklore, Taiichi Ohno graduated from industrial school and earned a position with Toyoda Spinning & Weaving as a supervisor. The year was 1933 and Ohno soon became well known for his mustache, added to further his image of authority with his direct reports, a large group of women. Ohno entered auto production from the mills in 1943, after both companies were merged by their leading customer, the Japanese military.

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6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 1 of 7

Strategy Driven

During this time, an engineer named Taiichi Ohno (known today as the father of Toyota) began the task of building a new capacity for Japanese industrial production. So where Ford incorporated everything into one integrated mega-plant, Ohno designed operations for a network of factories.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2015

Leading Blog

Management Lessons from Taiichi Ohno : What Every Leader Can Learn from the Man who Invented the Toyota Production System by Takehiko Harada. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July. Team Genius : The New Science of High-Performing Organizations by Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone. Intelligent Disobedience : Doing Right When What You're Told to Do Is Wrong by Ira Chaleff.

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Using Technology to Improve The Sharing of Knowledge

Curious Cat

There are many things needed to improve the success of organizations improvement efforts but I believe the right knowledge (the ideas talked about by Deming, Ackoff, Ohno, Scholtes, etc.) This month the ASQ is asking Influential Voices to discuss methods to aid in sharing knowledge.